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ACN: AAC in Today's Classrooms - Vol. 20 #4
(December 2008) This newsletter identifies principles and strategies that can help children with complex communication needs (CCN) succeed in their classrooms. It explores basic principles for serving students with CCN in our schools.
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Clinical News: Principles for classrooms with students who use AAC
For Consumers: Classroom strategies: Dos and dont's
University Research: Practically Speaking
AAC-RERC: The Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL) curriculum
Resources & References
ACN: AAC research and development: Having an impact - Vol. 19 #3
(October-November 2007) Considers the potential impact of research and development (R&D) activities funded through the RERC on Communication Enhancement, known as the AAC-RERC. We site examples of how, over the past nine years, the knowledge gleaned from AAC-RERC projects has influenced the design of speech generating devices (SGDs) and, in so doing, the lives of people with CCN.
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University & Research
AAC research and development: Having an impact

Case Example #1
AAC technologies for beginning communicators

Case Example #2
AAC technologies for people with aphasia and traumatic brain injury

Case Example #3
Literacy and AAC

Resources & References
ACN: AAC and the Schools - Vol. 17 #3
(September 2005) This issue provides information on AAC in the school, and why literacy has been so elevated in theory and so neglected in practice. It also provides information on adults who have been through the educational system and literature about AAC in today's schools.
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Clinical News-ASHA's AAC Model Outreach Sites: Twenty years later
AAC-RERC-Comments on school experiences across four decades
University/Research-AAC services in the schools: A survey
Resources & References
AS: Writing from Experience - Vol. 8 #1
(March 2005) This issue focuses on writing and its role in the lives of people who rely on AAC.
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In the Spotlight-Writing from Experience
Friends and Relations-A day in the Life July 17, 1974
Out and About-A call to write
Raves & Reviews-Bill Rush (1955-2004)
AAC-RERC-The Writers Brigade: Year Two
AS: Notes on Education - Vol. 4 #2
(June 1998) This issue is about the importance of education
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In the Spotlight - Notes on Education
Friends and Relations - Silence is not Golden
Out and About - More than a Mentor
Raves & Reviews - Going out on a Limb
Young Voices - An Internet Connection
ACN: Conventional Literacy - Vol. 9 #4
(August 1996) This issue shines the spotlight on the acquisition of conventional literacy skills in individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication techniques.
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For Consumers - What's standing in the way?
Governmental - Literacy Bill of Rights
Clinical News - Assessment of literacy skills in persons who use AAC
University and Research - What the research says
Equipment - Two examples: Learning to read and write, Reading and writing to learn
ACN: Emergent Literacy - Vol. 9 #3
(June 1996) This issue focuses on the development of emergent literacy skills in individuals who use AAC.
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Clinical News - AAC and emergent literacy
For Consumers - Summon the troops
University and Research - Next steps in emergent literacy research
Governmental - International Literacy Day: September 8th
Equipment - Emergent literacy materials
AS: Literacy - Vol. 1 #2
(June 1994) This issue focuses on literacy and how it is a very powerful tool
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In the Spotlight:Literacy: The Key to Freedom
Friends and Relations:Literacy Support in the Home
Out and About:Going to the Library
Raves & Reviews: Dr. K and Mr. Hyde
Young Voices: Why should people learn to read?
ACN: AAC Service Delivery - Vol. 3 #4
(July 1990) This issue investigates current service delivery trends and practices around the world. AAC service delivery refers to the various mechanisms involved in providing services and equipment to individuals with severe expressive communication impairments.
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For Consumers - How you can use demographics to provide better service delivery in AAC
Clinical News - World-wide perceptions of current clinical practices
University and Research - Literacy Center for Persons with SSPI at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Governmental - Government agencies and approaches to service delivery
Equipment - Funding sources for assistive technologies
ACN: Reading, Writing and Reasoning - Vol. 2 #1
(January 1989) This issue highlights literacy, a topic that is receiving attention not only in AAC, but throughout the world.
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Clinical News - Literacy development & remediation in AAC: Scratching the Surface
For Consumers - Reports from families and consumers
Equipment - Software and materials for literacy development and/or remediation
University and Research - Micro-computer Centre at the University of Dundee in Scotland
Governmental - As Washington turns...

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